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Boys Basketball: Pine-Richland's Petcash headed to prep school

Written by Brad Everett on .

Andrew Petcash received a good bit of college interest, even from Division I schools, but the recent Pine-Richland graduate elected not to sign with a college.

Instead, he has chosen to reclassify and spend a year at a prep school.

Petcash, a Post-Gazette Fabulous 5 choice this past season and Pine-Richland's second all-time leading scorer, tweeted Monday that he will attend New Hampton School, a prep school in New Hampshire.

"I am extremely excited to announce that I will be pursuing a post grad year at the New Hampton school! While I am very grateful and blessed to have received opportunities as a 2017 recruit, I feel it is my best intention to take another year and improve my academics + athletics at a renowned prep school under awesome coaches and teachers. I want to thank everyone who helped get me to this point and I am happy to become a member of the 2018 class at the New Hampton School. Go Huskies!" -- @apetcash05

New Hampton coach Nick Whitmore welcomed Petcash with the following tweet.

"Excited to add another terrific player and person to the New Hampton School community! Welcome to Husky Nation @apetcash05" -- @NickJWhitmore

New Hampton has a strong program that competes against other top prep schools in the Northeast and annually sends players to Division I schools. Three players on last year's team signed with Division I programs.

Petcash, a 6-foot-4 guard, helped Pine-Richland win WPIAL titles his final two years, leading the Rams in scoring both seasons. As a senior, Petcash was a Class 6A first-team all-state selection as he averaged 19.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. The Rams went 28-2 and reached the PIAA championship game. Petcash finished his career with 1,643 points.